Saturday, 29 December 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas everyone, so sorry we are a little late.

Where have we been...................................

Apologies that we have completely neglegcted our Blog the later part of this year, we just do not know where the time has gone, I am sure that most of you are the same.

Well, I am really pleased to let you all know that we have lots and lots of truly exciting things happening in 2013, we are currently sat here now putting the finishing touches on to one of our many projects we have ongoing at the moment and we cannot wait to share everything with you.

It truly is going to be a really exciting and wonderful 2013

So, we hope you all have a fabulous New Year and we will be back the first week of January with a bang - truly.

Harvey & Sue
Imagination Crafts

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Did you know that we have joined Facebook?

Hello Everyone,

Just a very quick posting to let you all know that we have joined Facebook and are doing our very first GIVE AWAY there - just posted tonight.

So do please friend request us and enter - you can find us on Facebook by just typing in Imagination Crafts.

Thank you so much

Imagination Crafts

Friday, 24 August 2012

Jennifer's Cards

I normally leave blogging to Jayne and Sue but I am trying to make more of a contribution so I thought you might like to see a continuation of our Gallery of great samples made by our Design Team.  So take a look and enjoy some of Jennifers' creations and don't forget to carry on down to see older posts that Jayne has posted.
To shop for these stamps follow the link to

Owls Decoupage

Owls Decoupage

Winter Bouquet

Dove Decoupage

Robin Decoupage

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Gallery......continues

Good Evening  all, well what a fantastic Show !!! thank you ...for all of you that tuned in today...we hope you enjoyed it...I am going to add some of the New Decoupage Stamp set Samples that weren't in the show and  but are available via our web on the logo at any time to go shopping..... or if you can't find it ring us and I'm sure we will be able to help...

 Dove Decoupage  Gold, Bright Copper, Sage green and Diamond Sparkle medium.

 Winter Bouquet  gold embossed on different coloured card stock then cut and layered.

 Tree Border gold embossed, coloured with tombow pens, used extra in set for a border effect.

 Sorry about this picture looks like a white dot ???? no idea and i don't have the sample here now so i can rescan...Robin  Decoupage, gold embossed and coloured copic pens..
 Winter Bouquet  painted with mica powders on cream card, Gold Glossy card with  Holly and Berries, and trees and stars Embossables.
Winter Bouquet, Watercolour pencils 5 layers...beads for flower centers, and Magi Glaze on berries..

Ok that's it for tonight folks!....I will post more on my blog tomorrow night  follow the link...


See you soon ..Jayne x

Monday, 20 August 2012

Day 4 The Gallery continues....

And  Welcome to Day 4 ..Today they are all about the New Decoupage Sets and introducing the Border Decoupage...enjoy!!!!
 Cottage  Border Decoupage set, coloured with watercolours Pencils and sparkle medium on the border and on the roofs and ground.the stamped edge is from the extras in the set, as is the greetings
 My favourites the Owls !!!!! Multi dots embossed background, Coloured using pro markers/ Copics... on this one I've cut away the back ground.... They are so cute!!!
 Lantern Decoupage, coloured with watercolour Pencils, 4 layers, the glass is acetate. the background and greetings Versa mark and left to dry.
 Dove Decoupage, this ones is a twister stamped onto acetate with staz on and coloured with Silver Sparkle Medium on reverse, one one way and one the other side fits perfectly together...vers mark background ..this would be good with mica dusting's...
 The cottage this time on an open aperture card, embossables covering the card and flowers to add an extra touch, Sparkle medium Aqua sea on the ground and roofs..great for our home to your home style card..
 This time I embossed the owls with Gold embossing powder and coloured with tombow pens ...Acetate to make a shaker card ..using craked ice glitter really cool effect...

okay the run down to the show tommorow 21st August 4pm on QVC..I will be posting some more over on my blog tonight and will post some extra's here tomorow night.... once I'm back From QVC...

see you soon Jayne x

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Day 3 The Gallery...continued

Good evening all,  here is the next seletion using the new Embossables and Glossy card...There are 6 Embossables in this series...Trees and Stars, Holly and Berries, Multi Dots, Baubles and Holly, Owls on a branch. Swirls and Dots
 Trees and Stars background on gold Glossy, trrees from  Tree Border Decoupage sets
 Owls embossables on gold with  Multi dots through the die-aperture.
 Baubles and holly on Gold glossy and tree and stars on white on Die-cuts, greetings from Lantern Decoupage.
Holly and Berries Embossable on green Glossy with Multi dots on gold glossy through  Apeture,

there will be a few more of these on my blog ... so off we go...  see you soon Jayne x

Saturday, 18 August 2012

The Gsllery continued.....

Good evening everyone hasn't today been a glorious One almost feels like summer at last !!!!...and I'm showing you Christmas Samples !!!!!! her are tonights selection....

 Dove Decoupage, with the New colours...Silver, Metallic Sparkle and Bright Copper, the back ground is on our New glossy green card, using Holly swirls through a die-cutting machine.
 Lantern Decoupage with the new colours with Sage Green for the holly, on the New Gold card again embossed with holly Swirls.
 Flourishes Stencil tri sweeping with Bright Copper,Metalic sparkle and gold, Sparkle mediums, on our green glossy card.
 Holly Scrolls Stencil with Metallic Sparkle on our New Red Glossy card....
  Flourishes with Lavender sparkle medium  built using three panels...notice the Stencil is almost re formed again..
 Snowflake Flurry, Tri sweeping with Silver, Blue Sapphire and Lavender Sparkle medium...I love this colour combination.....
Flourishes using the tri sweeping method with Sage green,.Metallic Sparkle and Bright Copper Sparkle Medium,...this to me has a real Autumn feel to it....ok so Spring to mention and then we have all  the seasons in the same Blog!!!!

Hope you are enjoying the samples....plenty to come yet....
While your here you can click the logo to go shopping at any time....if there is something you can't see, then just ring and ask one of friendly staff  I'm sure we will be able to help you....

hop again with me to see more.

See you again tomorrow  Jayne x

Friday, 17 August 2012

Gallery QVC 21st August

Over the next few days I'll be sharing with you some of the samples for our next show on The 21st...Yes Next tues at 4pm... Sue tries hard to show all of the samples ...but there simply isn't the time so here on the gallery  on both blogs you can take your time and scroll through them..

Tonight's selection here will be some of the mica powders.Enjoy...

 Decoupage Owls, on a mica bacground embossed with the holly scrolls
 Decoupage Dove on a mica background sweeping technique, The Dove was embossed with old copper embossing powder and painted with mica powders, the main back ground Flourishes embossed through big shot machine with vesa mark then sweeping the mica over....
 Decoupage Lantern,sweeping technque on black glossy card, Back ground diagonal stamping with mica powders .
 Decoupage Dove on mica background dove and boader stamped with versa mark and then brushed with gold mica
 This time just the border used fron the cottage, diagonal sweeping background , and poinsttia die cuts for the flowers brads for centers.

Decoupage Lantern Mica sweeping with green and gold  mica from Nature set..

 so we are now blog hopping to mine for some more. 

see you here tomorrow for some more...Jayne x

Day 2 for the craft-along

Just to let you know Day 2 has been posted,
hop across follow the link  and join in..

hope to see you soon Jayne x

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

2 day craft-along Stencil and Embossable Store

Just to let you all know about a 2 day craft-along, that has just begun on my blog,  and I will be using some of the Brand New range of Christmas Stencils , Also later this week into the weekend We will creating a Gallery of samples being used in our next TV Show on QVC on 21st August at 4pm here's the link

see you soon Jayne x

Monday, 11 June 2012

Jennifer,Annette and Kim

Hello to Everyone on a very very wet June Monday.  We thought it was time (in fact completely overdue) that we showed you some of the fabulous samples that our incredibly talented Design Team members produce for us for the TV Shows.  So often we don't get time to show you all the cards they produce and not everyone can make it to the craft shows up and down the country to get your 'Crafting Fix'.  So here is just a taster of their work for you to enjoy.  The Photos really don't do the cards justice as this first card from Jennifer looks amazing as she has used Gold Shine Sparkle Medium on the Butterflies with Mica Powder on the Daisies.  She has done this on black mat card and the effect looks like Velvet in real life.  She is a Mega talented lady who I have had the pleasure to know for nearly 10 years and she has been crafting all of her life.  She is passionate about stamping and every card tells a story.  We are so lucky and privileged to have her on our design team and she doesn't get enough thanks!  So we want to put that right here and now!! 

This next card is from another of our DT members, Annette.  Again a lovely lady with artistic flair and a great eye for colour and detail.  Annette has developed a wonderful masking technique, using distress inks and the scene stencils and we will be featuring more of these in the future.  Again the photos really don't do justice to the cards and the colours in real life are lovely and her cards have the appearance of water colour painting.  We have some wonderful examples on our demo boards so come and see them at the next Craft Show.  The card below shows the new Beach Hut Stencil done in this technique and looking out of the window at the moment I would just love to be there!

Of course lots of you know Kim Reygate and follow her blog.  Kim is well known throughout the crafting world for her hard work and as well as being an Author she is a member of many well known design teams, so we are really lucky to have her as a contributor to ours.  Kim is one of those people where you can give her a set of stamps and she will immediately set to work and produce the kind of card we all want to make.  She makes it all look so easy and there are few people who can work an ink pad like she can!  I know lots of you enjoy her demos at Shows and look forward to seeing her cards on the telly and this one below features the lovely Butterfly Decoupage Stamp set, using the Mica Pearly Pallet.  At least on the photo you can see some of the fabulous shimmer you can get when you paint using the pallets.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the work from our talented team and we promise to keep up the good work.

Happy Crafting x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Art Board Gallery for Ally Pally Show

Hello everyone,

As I have just completed some Art Boards For BJ Crafts,and as I will be Demonstrating our products with them, I thought I would share them with you here first, Here are a few of them.

Here is a link to my Blog where you can see more Art Boards

If your coming to the show, pop along and say 'hello', it would be great to me you.

See you soon


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Mica Magic Technique

Hello, just a quick link to the Mica Magic Technique via a blog hop... /

hope to see some of you at the NEC

Jayne x

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Blog Hop Follow up

Hi ,thought i would just put this picture up on both blogs to show all the cards made through out the 3 days, All the main card pictures will be on the original Blog hop days, but if you are coming to see the Shows where you are,..... come along to the stand they will be with us..

see you soon Jayne x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Blog Hop Day 3

Well over in the studio the finishing touches have been posted but these are the 2 cards we finished off... Above is great to get you going and then below.....

Snow scene with a difference. This was made up from all the left overs for the projects, different stencils were used Country road and Birdsong , to be honest all of these Picture Stencils work really well together....and as you can turn over the stencils you can get different views all the time

We also have a gold Owl and there is snow on the branches of the tree as well as along the bottom of the fence ,( I used white fluffy stuff) yes it is called that ....and then painted Diamond Sparkle medium on top to give a sparkling snowy Look.....

Well that's it for this month's Blog hop and as i said on the studio Blog I would love to stay and play .....but Mr postman has brought me my Brand NEW Summer Decoupage Stamp sets today ....gotta go play... check them out via the logo...

Thank you Sue and Harvey for letting me try this out.....i hope i'll be allowed to do this again ? As we will be away for most of the next 3 weeks SECC,Harrogate then NEC we will do another at the end of March fingers crossed ...hope you have enjoyed this ...I know i have..

Many thanks Happy Crafting

Jayne x

Blog Hop Day 3

well, how are we all today? promised another card sample below

This card , really looks like a window the Stencil Dusk till dawn was masked to use the owl and tree, as we have done this week onto the acetate, once dry attach this to a white frame to fit a 6x6 card allowing for a border, to give a little space in between the picture and the owl, put the whole frame onto 2 or 3mm foam tape this point if your careful and close all corners this could easily make a shaker card...

Once you have your frame attached, punch out 4 strips of a border punch, miter the corners and then attach,matching the pattern. to finish wrap ribbons to match and added the gem stones to cover the mitered corners.....

This would also look great a a snow scene....Now then that's what we shall do tonight as well as run through all the finishing touches to all the samples shown , when we Blog Hop to the studio. for the craft-along later...

To see some more fantastic Stencils, and more Sparkle medium colours , Pop into the website and have a look around or click the logo..

I'll be back later to post the samples again and maybe another card that we are completing tonight at the studio.,..see you soon Jayne x

Monday, 27 February 2012

Blog hop Day 2

Hi good evening to you all,

are we ready for the next card sample here?

This is a very simple version off an atetate overlay there is a bow in the acetate but only a small one, Again the same brayering Technique was used , The owl and the tree masked out, I used Black stars Sparkle medium with a spatula over the stencil onto the acetate, but this time I masked the owl too...and when the sparkle medium was almost dry put the gold owl on... masking off everywhere else...clever eh. well as you can see we would lose the owl in the trees if not. I do love the way these stencils work well together.

Part of this card will be the techniques used in the studio tonight when we Blog hop shortly to and do step 2.

ok lets go ...see you soon

Day 2 Blog Hop Craft-along

Good Morning and welcome to Day 2,

Below I've added another sample that can be achieved by using the same method, this is a wrap box card the owl and tree (Dusk till Dawn stencil) are directly onto the acetate using Sparkle medium Black stars,which is then used like a window frame. By the river (Stencil)has been stencilled with black silkies and used as the back picture, I used our value Stencil brushes, to apply the silkies over the stencil.they work really well with the Brayerd background...This would be a fantastic Men's much dimension, and it lies flat for posting .....brill!!! .

Why not have look at the whole range of products we have here at just click the logo or link to go shopping...

Ok..... I'm now going to prep up tonight's Craft-along, over at the studio . We will be going through Step 2, later tonight, but i will be back here first to add another Sample Card

see you soon Jayne x